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hello, everyone. thanks for joining us. you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm don lemon. we'll begin with new information about a deadly crash at a nevada air show. we have new information for you. one witness called the sound of the impact unbelievable. he said he almost couldn't believe what he was seeing. but it was all too real. [ screaming ] >> it is really hard to watch. here's what we know now. veteran pilot and hollywood
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stuntman named jimmy leeward was maneuvering his aircraft through the twists and turns of a national championship air race in reno. something -- and we don't yet know what -- but something went terribly wrong. as you saw, the plane left the course, headed for the grandstand and then crashed straight into the ground. leeward and eight spectators are dead. more than 50 others injured. there is early speculation based on witness photographs. look at the tail section of the plane. the photographs focus on a piece of the plane that appears to be missing. you see it right there. a piece that had a major impact on the pilot's ability to stay in control of the plane. let's get to the ground now where this went on. dan simon is live at the scene in reno. the ntsb held a news conference. we saw it here with fredricka. they talked about the photos.
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what did investigators say about them? >> first of all, don, the big headline this hour is that nine people have now been confirmed dead. they said three people died as a result of the crash. now the toll has risen to nine people. investigators seem to be zeroing in on the tail of the plane. the photos and videos seem to suggest that a part of the tail actually dislodged mid flight. it's called the elevator tab lift. that stabilizes the plane. ntsb crews in the area found what could be a component from the plane. it suggests that, in fact, it is the elevator tablet but they are not saying it yet. i want you to listen to the ntsb investigator who addressed it a few minutes ago.
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we are aware of that. in fact, a component has been recovered in the area where that was observed. but i think it is critical at this point to know that we have not identified the component. it will be examined. so we don't really know what the component is or if it came from this particular aircraft. we are very clearly going to focus on that. that's part of the factual information gathering that's going on now. >> reporter: that is the operating theory in terms of what brought down the plane. if you lose that elevator tab lift it becomes difficult to control the plane. we have been saying all day that the pilot, a 74-year-old described as very experienced, there's been some reports that suggest he tried to steer the plane away from the crowd. at this point it's too early to say if that occurred. of course it's a great narrative if that happened. at this point it's too premature to say if he was able to do it. >> we were covering a similar story a couple weeks ago. the pilot only died in that one. but did investigators talk about air race and air show safety or the safety of the modified high
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speed planes? >> reporter: well, any time you have an accident of this magnitude it will reignite the debate. are the shows or air races unsafe? you talk to people who have been here for years and will say it's part of the motor sport like car racing. there is inherent danger involved. in terms of whether or not modifications need to be done at reno they said they will look at it. but these are people who believe in the sport. they will tell you that it's safe and they should go forward with the races. >> dan simon, thank you very much for that. one reason i asked dan that question is it has been a tragic weekend for air show events n. the last few hours we learned of a crash at the thunder over the ridge event in west virginia. the crash involved a t-28 trainer aircraft. no information on injuries so far. we are working to get details and images from the scene. we'll bring it to you when we get them. joining me to talk about
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aircraft safety is jim tillman, an aviation analyst with military and civilian airlines and he knows about weather, too. he was a weatherman when i worked in chicago. he joins us from scottsdale, arizona. what do you make of the photos we are seeing of the supposedly missing tail section? >> you know, there was quite a little bit of speculation about what, if anything, may have happened to the airplane itself or mechanical failure. for an experienced pilot like this one to sufficient the kind of consequences he did. looking at just the surface, it looks like a trim tab. a trim tab really takes care of the air load on the control surface so as you consider the fact that if you have your stick in a neutral position and you want to move the airplane from one kind of angle of attack with
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the wind or another you need to have help if you have that little tab moving for you it will help to unload that. if that were the case and he lost the trim tab it would lead one to understand that it would be very difficult to control the airplane. >> is the world war ii vintage plane safe to use for maneuvers like this? it's a fairly old plane. >> i have to tell you, when we talk about age and airplanes it's a different kind of story. next time you get a chance, ride in a goony bird. the thing is airplanes can last forever if they are well maintained. this airplane was in mint condition for everything that we have been able to find out about
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it. things happen. i don't think the age of the plane made much difference. >> when this is happening in nevada and west virginia and reported just before i came to you, you know the big air and water show they have in chicago. a lot of people wonder why those shows are still held and about the safety of the shows. what do you make of that? >> well, first of all, every kind of idea possible for safety is brought in to bear on those shows. as you have, i have attended the air and water show. there is a deadline. there's a line that theoretically is drawn in the air that the aircraft are not allowed to cross because that will take them too close to the
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crowd. as soon as he crossed the line it should have alerted everybody to know something terrible is going on. or that they just don't violate that if possible. but the shows are safe. if i had been in reno i would have taken my grandchildren to see the show. it's exciting. it's incredibly moving to see these airplanes do what they do and handle the way they are. but so is nascar and the indy 500. so is a lot of stuff in sports. >> tim tilmon, thank you very much for your expertise. >> thank you, don. take care. >> all right. to over news. two years of imprisonment and uncertainty could end for two american hikers detained in iran. an attorney for shane bauer and josh fattal says paperwork is all that's chekeeping them from freedom. the two were arrested with a friend while hiking on the
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iran/iraq border in 2009. an iranian court convicted them of spying. they are expected to travel to oman. we'll update you. the battle for gadhafi's hometown turned in his supporters favor today. government forces retreated as they came under fierce fire in sirte. eight anti-gadhafi fighters were killed and 31 wounded. it was a different story in southern libya. one tiny town surrendered without any fighting. residents cheered the government forces marching to the south. people burned the green flags of the gadhafi regime and celebrated by firing guns into the air. a cnn team was caught in the cross fire. cnn journalist ian lee was hit by shrapnel by gadhafi loyalists. he was in good spirits after being treated as a field hospital. the cnn crew was traveling with a convoy of revolutionaries when
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they came under fire. at least one paramedic was killed in the attack. the only daughter of the late senator ted kennedy has died. kara kennedy suffered a heart attack after working out. this is video of her in 2009 accepting the presidential medal of freedom on her father's behalf. she was the oldest of ted kennedy's children and spent her career working as a film maker and tv producer. in 2003, she was diagnosed with lung cancer but she overcame the disease. kara kennedy was 51 years old. tragically another child of the democratic icon passed away. eleanor mondale died at her home in minnesota. she was battling brain cancer since 2005. she appeared on the campaign trail during her father's run for the white house. she later settled into a career as a radio personality rather
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than going into politics. in georgia, are they about to execute an innocent man? we're talking about troy davis. set to die wednesday for the murder of a police officer 20 years ago. most of the witnesses have changed their story. the sister of troy davis is live with us this hour. first, what does it take to be a hero? some say it's your address. we'll discuss the interesting results of a in uh study up next. or just a new word? maybe you want to know more about anatomy, or astronomy. you could master something new, or uncover a hidden talent. there's never been a better time to learn. wait a second... with olay challenge that. new regenerist wrinkle revolution... relaxes the look of wrinkles instantly,
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i'm forever in debt. i can't thank them enough. i just hope they know how much they mean to me. >> amazing every time i see the video. it's been running all week. the video shows at least five people were part of the team of responders. instead of running from the flames they ran to save 21-year-old brandon wright. what makes some act and others avoid getting involved? dr. wendy walsh; co-host of "the doctors" has answers. you say address is a factor. this happened in logan, utah, a small rural city. >> a small place people tend to be a little bit more good samaritan-like. in large cities we have the belief system that somebody else will help. there are other factors and studied have proven this out. people help people of a similar race more often than people of a different race. also, factors like crowd.
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they say if you were in an emergency sometimes the more people watching the more dangerous for you because if the crowd freezes they all freeze. in this case the crowd moved forward because somebody began. there was a case in a brooklyn, new york, hospital, in fact, a tragic case of a woman dying on the floor, in fact while hospital workers looked on. you can look at something like that and wonder was there a lack of compassion because they had to create a shield because they were tuned out from so much pain on a regular basis? >> it's amazing. i remember that story. no one came to help that lady. i guess the good news is they helped the other guy. sometimes people do get involved. let's change topics. new research from brig hham you universi university. the mormon school finds music lyrics are more about sex than ever before. i'm going to play "motivation" from kelly roland.
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♪ whatever ♪ don't you dare slow down ♪ go longer ♪ you can last more hours >> it's pretty explicit. but parents have been complaining anti-elvis about racy lyrics. what's different about the research? >> all parents know the media in some ways is the third parent for our children. the big difference is the diver jens of feelings and emotion. remember love songs? they don't exist. songs are about sex. there is a separation in the lyrics between emotion and feelings and sex. that's the scary thing that's going into the brains of our young kids. >> what should parent and teachers do to counter the effects of lyrics? >> they need to teach that sex isn't a plumbing lesson. they need to talk about the emotional experience, how women have a completely different
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emotional experience with sex than men do an men need to have compassion for women and women shouldn't necessarily adopt a male model of sexuality because they excrete oxytocin, the female bonding agent during orgasm. parents need to learn about it first themselves and then teach kids. >> no co-host of "the doctors." i haven't watched tv. do you premiere this week? >> we premiered this week. check your local listings. l.a., 2:00 on cbs and 9:00 a.m. in new york. >> thank you, dr. wendy. congratulations on your success. >> thanks. >> all right. four days from death by lethal injection. the call to save a man grows louder. the sister of convicted cop killer troy davis will join us in a few minutes. first a look back at the crime next. and no way to support them. people told me i wasn't going to do anything.
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four days left to live. georgia death row inmate troy davis will be put to death on wednesday unless the state parole board decides to intervene during a hearing on monday. davis has many supporters who believe the state is about to kill a wrongly convicted man. >> reporter: three times scheduled for execution, three times delayed.
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now supporters of troy davis make a final push for clemency. what makes you think you can stop this execution? >> can we be sure this man is not innocent, that the conviction of troy davis in 1991 is still reliable? the thing that's so difficult to understand is why the legal process has not asked the question. >> reporter: davis was sentenced to death for the murder of savannah police officer mark mcfail. seven of nine eyewitnesses have since recanted, changed their stories. some say they were originally pressured by police. >> i told them over and over that i didn't see this happen. they put what they wanted to put in the statement. >> reporter: others have come forward implicating another man. one juror who convicted davis questions her decision. >> if i knew then what i know now troy davis would not be on death row. >> reporter: critics of the case include 51 members of congress, the vatican, and former
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president jimmy carter. >> we believe in this particular case there was enough evidence to the contrary to prevent this execution taking place. >> reporter: an online petition supporting clemency for davis exceeded 200,000 signatures in five days. state and federal courts have all upheld the conviction. the former d.a. who prosecuted davis says the courts got it right. >> i'm just disappointed that so many people have been led to believe that nobody has paid attention to the recantations. that's not the case. on what ground are they more believable than the testimony in court? none. none. >> david mattingly reporting. only the state's five member pardon and parole board can grant clemency. monday that panel decides whether to delay, cancel or continue with the execution. up next, as the hours tick
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it's been an emotional case that's gone on for 20 years. two families are in dire situations. there really may be no winners in this. it's the sad story on both
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sides. georgia death row inmate troy davis has a last shot at saving his life. on monday a five member parole board will decide to delay, cancel or go forward with the execution. davis is scheduled to be foot to death for the fatal shooting of a savannah police officer. davis maintains his innocence and supporters all over the world are fighting to spare his life. i'm joined now on the phone by troy davis's sister kimberly, in savannah. in philadelphia, the man who convinced davis to turn himself in, pastor derek johnson. thank you both for joining us. kimberly, i want to start with you. how are you holding up? when was the last time you spoke to your brother and how is he holding up? >> i am doing just wonderful and me and my family are still holding our heads high. i spoke to troy about 4:00 this afternoon. you know, he was just so amazed. when he called on thursday we
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were talking about the over 650,000 petitions turned in to the parole board. he watched the march yesterday on the news and said it was so amazing to have so many supporters. he just wants to thank all of his supporters, thank everyone that believes in him and believes in justice. >> what has your brother told you about the case? >> i'm sorry. i didn't hear you. >> what has he told you about the case? >> he's always maintained his innocence. he told us he was not the one that shot the police officer. we stand behind that innocence and stand behind his word. >> even with shell casings found at another crime scene that match the crime scene of the officer he maintains his innocence and you believe him. >> and the ballistics report they received after the district attorney was out of the office showed the bullets did not
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match. >> there was a former prosecutor whoa wrote an article that said they did match. he was one of the men, spencer lawton, a former district attorney of the eastern judicial circuit. he prosecuted the davis case in 1991. he wrote an article in the ajc which stated that. i want to ask you this. are you emotionally prepared if the execution happens as scheduled on wednesday? >> i am emotionally prepared as well as troy. tray said if the state of georgia does succeed in executing him they will only take his physical body because he's given his soul to god. >> you know there is another family involved here. the family of mrk mcfail, the slain officer. she's positive your brother shot her son and a man earlier that night. take a listen and we'll talk about it. >> i tell you that he shot that guy before and the casings are the same. i think those are pretty good
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evidence. >> joseph's closure only comes for you when troy davis is executed? >> i will never have closure because that can't be. i may have peace which i hope for. i certainly need it. >> kimberly, do you understand how the macphails feel? >> yes, sir, i do. >> that's it? that's all you have to comment on that? >> well, yes. i understand how they feel. i do understand how they feel. my heart goes out to them. you know, my brother is innocent. she said she will not have closure but she won't have closure if an innocent man is executed either. we just want justice. justice for troy davis will be justice for officer macphail and his family. >> i want to turn to pastor johnson. you drove davis to turn himself in. have you ever doubted his
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innocence? >> don, thank you. i want to first correct something when you led in. you said icon vinced him to turn himself in. the fact is, as i recall it, it was davis who wanted to turn himself in which from the beginning if you understand the climate in savannah at the time they were searching for him was unique and unusual. he had eluded police. his family initiated contact with myself and pastor jim labon. after conversations with him, i did believe in his innocence, in part because of my instinct and understanding of african-american culture. just the uniqueness of him wanting to come in and the volatility of the search for him at the time. >> pastor, listen, you said the d.a.'s office never interviewed you about the ride. did any authority ever talk to you about it? >> no one ever spoke to me about
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it which these many years later i saw on your news network coverage about his trial. i thought it was odd that no one ever talked to the first person to look him in the eyes, the first person to talk to him. no one asked if when i went to get him if he had a weapon on him. basic questions you would think people would be interested in. >> to this day, have you been interviewed by anyone, spoken to police, investigators, prosecutors or anyone? >> not at all. and, don, you've got to understand the climate in savannah when this particular heinous act happened. it was already racially tense. the community, the search for troy pitted the black community against the police in many ways which made it a volatile
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situation. so i don't believe at that time there was an interest in knowing what he said to me. >> i want to talk to you about this. you probably have insight as to how troy davis is doing. you were once on death row yourself for killing a man and you were pardoned. how did you get involved in the case? you talk about it a little bit. how did you -- what happened on your way to turn him in? was kimberly with you? who was with you? what happened? >> i remember a sister. i remember martina. during that time i was an activist living in savannah assisting with some of the protest provements with regard to racial injustice at a plant called gary concrete. eventually i moved to savannah for a time and found an organization called operation genesis which was known to the public because of my rapport
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with young people. reverend jim labon and myself were very high profile in the black community. because of the intensity of the search for troy, the family reached out. we went to the house, met with his mother, i believe, and martina. i first spoke with troy on the phone. i was convinced, knowing what i knew and because of my background -- >> you guys devised a plan to have him turn himself in. this is my last question for you. knowing you were on death row yourself. knowing what he's going through, do you understand what the family of the officer is going through right now having this all come up again? >> absolutely. and i would venture to say that from the onset, troy understood what that family was going through. however, we've got to talk about the elephant in the room that nobody wants to talk about. that is what the black community
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was and is like. and there are answers to the questions that the officer's mother asked about why 17 years later there are very dangerous people in the community. troy said from the on set that there was another person and he has never changed his story. you know, he's 250 miles outside of atlanta. you don't come all the way back when you have already escaped to clear your name when you're guilty. >> i understand. that's a lot to put on a mom who lost her son. for 20 years i'm sure she's been in grief. i understand what you are saying. thank you very much. kimberly, are you still there? >> yes. i'm here. >> thank you as well. >> thank you. >> all right. so you have heard from the sister of troy davis who is scheduled to die on wednesday for the murder of a georgia police officer, but what are the facts of the case? what do they say about davis's guilt or innocence? we'll ask the current defense attorney and former prosecutor
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okay. let's talk about this more. many say it is the worst offense of the justice system that it can make -- putting to death an
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innocent man. and a growing corps of critics says it's going to happen on wednesday when the state of georgia is to execute troy davis. as you have heard, prosecutors say he murdered a savannah police officer. davis supporters say much of the witness testimony that put him away has now been recanted. let's go to holly hughes, former prosecutor and current defense attorney. does he have enough to sustain the parole board to get a stay? >> here's what i think is going to happen -- >> is that -- >> they are looking for clemency. they want to stop the execution to let him go free, say he served enough time. i think there is so much media pressure that we may see for the first time in the parole board's history, they may reverse themselves. people don't know clemency was sought before by davis by the board and they denied it. they have never reversed themselves in a decision, but so
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much media and attention has been brought to bear on this particular case that we may see them backing up a little bit. maybe just staying the execution. maybe not clemency, but so many questions have been raised and so much of the evidence has been questioned at this point they may say, let's err on the side of caution. you can't redo it if you execute an innocent man. there is no do-over here. >> there have been many marches. you heard the mom saying she'll finally have closure. >> right. >> she ables he did it. this article was written for the ajc. spencer lawton, former district for the eastern judicial circuit in georgia. he prosecuted the case in 1991. he says basically he doesn't understand why advocates say there was no physical evidence in the case. shell casings were fired from the same weapon as the casings recovered from the scene of the
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officer. so why are people saying according to him there is no physical evidence. >> i think people have taken on the cause more in opposition to the death penalty than in reaction to the facts specific to this case. a lot of people are using it for a platform. they haven't read the transcripts. they are not familiar with the physical evidence that was recovered as spencer lawton is talking about. they never did recover the gun. so we have been hearing about that. the people who oppose it say, you never found the gun on him. he wasn't caught until later. he was running away. there is an argument that he ditched the gun. the shell casings match. >> second he says they claim 7 of 9 witnesses recanted trial testimony. this is not believable. they have produced affidavits, handwritten and voluntarily and spontaneous except for concluding with the words further the affiant sayeth not. that's lawyer speak, he's
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saying. who wrote that. >> it's done in legalese, but the people pugt forth the affidavits are saying, we are changing, taking it back. we were coerced, forced. the lawyer puts it into the legalese format to satisfy the court. >> they claim the newly discovered evidence hasn't been considered by the courts. the affidavits in various combinations have been reviewed by 29 judges in seven different types of review over the course of 17 years. he says a trial was fair. he was tried by a jury and found guilty. seven black and five white members. >> don't forget. this case also went to the united states supreme court in 2009. they looked at the evidence and they said it's not enough to grant a new trial. the biggest problem with the case is because of the recantations and it is a death penalty. people say, if you execute this man and you're wrong, you can't take it back. i understand the law and order
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side which is a slippery slope. then everybody on death row gets people to recant, pay people to write an affidavit and all of the sudden you are looking at a reversal. >> interesting to see beyond your heart goes out to the families. >> everybody involved. >> one of primetime television's biggest names gets a last chance at taking home an emmy. what are his chances? and we look ahead to the emmy awards. studies show poverty and obesity goes hand in hand. this week's cnn hero saw it and decided to do something about it. >> i grew up in very low-income areas. i experience ad lot of poverty, homelessness as a child as well. it taught me to redefine myself and not let your past determine your future. when i moved to new york to school i was living in east harlem and there's very few places to buy fruits and vegetables and healthy foods. most diabetic and obese of all
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the funny, average guy we have come to adore in movies like "crazy stupid love" and "the 40-year-old virgin." his career changing role was his work as bumbling boss michael scott on "the office" that first propelled steve carell to superstar status. >> my mind is going a mile an hour. >> that fast. >> reporter: after seven seasons on "the office," will number six nomination make him the winner and give him the top prize this year? >> it's not been a blockbuster year financially. my blockbuster stock is down. >> reporter: the buzz is hollywood is this will be his blockbuster emmy year with academy voters potentially sending him off the small screen in style. >> later, guys. >> reporter: he left "the office" to focus on his increasingly demanding film career. he's been in five movies in the past two years with three more
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in production. >> the fact that i have been able to do tv, movies, it's -- i'm constantly pinching myself. >> reporter: his humility and humor are missed by his "the office" costars. >> steve can't be replaced. he was a force of nature. he's wonderful and amazing. >> reporter: fans of "the office" will miss him, too, but they can likely look forward to a steve carell acceptance speech at the emmys sunday night. cnn, hollywood. so make sure you tune in to cnn on sunday. our coverage of the 36rd primetime emmy awards from the red carpet starts at 6:00 p.m. eastern. straight ahead on cnn now the latest on the air show crash in nevada. the death toll has taken a major leap in major leap in the past couple of hours. but first, how would you like to take a dip in the ocean that lasts two and a half days? our dr. sanjay gupta talks with
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imagine swimming for 59 hours. that's what dina niad sat out to do in the ocean watters from cuba to key west. dr. sanjay gupta gives us the scoop in this week's "human factor. >> more than 100 miles of open ocean separate cuba and key west. strong winds, vicious currents, and sharks make these waters very dangerous. but for champion distance swimmer diana niad, the waters also represent a challenge. she plans to be the first to cross these waters without a shark cage. >> i feel very centered about it. it's going to be difficult. >> now she attempted to swim once before in 1978 and she failed due to the weather. but the following year she set the world record for ocean womening without a shark cage. she then quit swimming for 30
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securities are on the scene in nevada where a plane crashed. jimmy leeward died at the crash. witness photos shortly before the crash show a section of the tail called the trim tab appears to be missing. investigators say they have recovered a component which they say may be related to what is seen in the photos. it's been a tragic weekend for air shows. we've learned today of a crash at a thunder over the ridge air show in mart inzburg, west virginia. the crash involved a 228 aircraft. our reporter jen clark took these photos. she called the crash very scary. no information on injuries so far. we'll bring you the details just as soon as we get them here on krn. thank you so much for watching us. i'm don lemon. i'll be back here an hour from now. in the meantime, ""the situation room" with wolf blitzer" begins right now. >> many republicans are looking at the gop

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